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Student Interventionist

Rate of pay: 12.00 - 14.00/hour

Work location: Student Wellness - Westlawn

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, attention to detail, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team. Although your job with Student Wellness may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Perform various tasks including conducting one-on-one motivational interviewing sessions aimed at reducing alcohol-related negative outcomes with students identified as engaging in high-risk alcohol behaviors.


  • Conducts one-on-one brief motivational interviewing sessions aimed at reducing alcohol-related negative outcomes with students identified as engaging in high-risk alcohol behaviors.
  • Composes progress notes and updates patient files.
  • Assists with correspondence and emails to students regarding appointments, compensation, and follow-up contacts.
  • Communicates with supervisor in a timely manner regarding scheduling, files, and other pertinent project information.
  • Operates office equipment such as printer, copy machine, and computer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Works respectfully and effectively with patients of age groups and cultures seen at Student Health & Wellness.
  • Follows UI and Student Wellness cash handling policies.



  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and students
  • Ability to learn and perform intervention protocol
  • Ability to comfortably discuss substance abuse issues
  • Experience in operating office equipment and using software including Word and Excel
  • Ability to accept responsibility and be self-directed
  • Junior, Senior, or Graduate level standing at the University of Iowa


  • Experience with motivational interviewing
  • Experience working in an individual capacity with college students
  • Academic background in counseling, sociology, social work, public health, health promotion, or student development

Training requirements

  • Criminal Background Check upon hire
  • Student Wellness New Hire Orientation
  • Ethics and Responsibilities
  • Fraud and Abuse and HIPAA Refresher
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Cash Handling
  • Declaration of Pt. Information, Confidentially and Standards of Internet Activity

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